Six Mopar-customized Creations Take Center Stage at SEMA 2016

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Six Mopar-customized Creations Take Center Stage at SEMA 2016

  • Mopar creates six new modified vehicles for 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas
  • Dodge Shakedown Challenger unites old-school muscle, modern styling to form new Mopar HEMI®-powered creation
  • Jeep® CJ66 fuses trio of vehicle generations, fueled by new Mopar power
  • Dodge Durango Shaker concept bolts first-ever Shaker hood on Dodge brand’s SUV
  • Ram Macho Power Wagon customizations include concept sliding lifestyle RamRack
  • Ram ProMaster Pit Stop a “refreshing” Mopar-modified spin on Ram Commercial’s customizable full-size van
  • Chrysler Pacifica Cadence concept marches to paddleboard beat, calls on complement of accessories from Mopar portfolio
  • Mopar brand’s SEMA footprint includes 14 modified vehicles, 24 parts displays, hundreds of Mopar parts in 15,345-square-foot exhibit
  • Mopar SEMA press event can be viewed live at https://livestream.com/FCALive/MoparSEMA2016
  • Press event will feature reveal of exciting new Mopar-powered products at 7:26 p.m. Eastern Time/4:26 p.m. Pacific Time

November 1, 2016 , Las Vegas – The Mopar brand is debuting six modified vehicle creations at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 1-4. Mopar production and concept products have been used to transform Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram vehicles and to demonstrate the Mopar brand’s capacity to help owners bring to life a unique, personalized version of their ride.

“The Mopar customized vehicles speak to our ability to assist owners in creating a ride that fits the blueprint of their individual lifestyles,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. “Our SEMA lineup highlights the parts and accessories we have available to bring vintage Mopar vehicles roaring to life, fuel family fun for all, equip off-roaders for trail adventures, and so much more. Our job at Mopar is to help customers to enhance their current rides, but also inspire our sister brands and customers to have fun, push boundaries and imagine new customization possibilities for the exceptional portfolio of FCA vehicles.”

Including the six vehicles built specifically for the 2016 SEMA Show, a fleet of 14 Mopar-modified rides will fill the brand’s 15,345-square-foot display. A small portion of the vast Mopar portfolio will be showcased, including 24 parts walls and hundreds of Mopar products.

The annual Mopar press event, a tradition at the SEMA Show, will take place at its usual 7:26 p.m. Eastern Time/4:26 p.m. Pacific Time start on Tuesday, November 1. The event will include a special reveal of new Mopar-powered products. The press event can be viewed live via https://livestream.com/FCALive/MoparSEMA2016.

Jeep CJ66
Take a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame, hang a 1966 Jeep Wrangler CJ universal Tuxedo Park body on it, add in Wrangler JK elements and fuel it with new Mopar-powered products set to be revealed later on Tuesday at the Mopar SEMA press event, and you’ve got the Jeep CJ66. The unique cocktail of three Jeep vehicle generations demonstrates that new Mopar power applications are also available for those more at home on the trail than the street.The narrow-bodied Jeep CJ66 harnesses horsepower with a six-speed manual transmission. A Mopar engine cover shelters the powerplant and a Mopar cold-air intake and Mopar cat-back exhaust bump up off-road performance a notch or two. Front and rear Mopar Dana 44 Crate axles help the Wrangler easily crawl over rocks and boulders.

The painted, Copper Canyon-colored body pops, riding high on giant 35-inch BFG all-terrain tires paired with a two-inch lift kit. The BFGs are wrapped around functional, Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) 17-inch beadlock wheels that assist the rubber in negotiating the off-road, with custom beadlock rings painted to match the body color. A concept two-way air system allows off-roaders to quickly air up or air down tires to the desired pressure. Oversized, concept fender flares offer defense against trail obstacles at the front and rear, with added protection delivered by Mopar 10th Anniversary Wrangler JK Rubicon Bumper Kits, JPP skid and front bumper plates and concept JPP rock rails custom cut to fit the Wrangler CJ body.

The Copper Canyon skin is highlighted on both sides with a custom matte-black CJ66 graphic stripe that runs along the side of hood. The concept hood, bezel and latch are also colored matte black, along with the iconic seven-slot Jeep grille and bezels of the Wrangler JK headlamps. Mopar LED amber fog lamps and a Mopar Warn winch, with a fair lead adapter to guide the winch cable, augment the CJ66’s off-road capabilities. The custom, race-car-inspired fuel filler cap is shifted to the inside fender wheel well.

Looking out from the two-inch cropped windshield, the driver and passenger are perched in custom Viper seats featuring concept seat risers. The cockpit is surrounded by a custom-built roll cage, mandril-bent to match the windshield surround. A bikini top netting offers shade and cover from the elements. The center of the custom steering wheel, stamped with the special 50th Anniversary Moab Easter Jeep Safari logo unveiled by the Jeep brand earlier this year, reveals the CJ66’s Moab-inspired origins. A Wrangler JK center console and shifter were imported, with Mopar instrument panel gauges and Mopar all-weather mats completing the interior.

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2016 Concepts – Jeep FC 150

From Jeep…

Jeep® FC 150 Heritage Vehicle
A true American workhorse, this 1960 Jeep FC 150 concept vehicle is rich with heritage and built to tackle both challenging rocky trails and the harshness of a western cattle ranch. Originally built from 1956 to 1965, the FC 150 is based on the CJ-5 and offers a clever packaging solution by keeping overall length to a minimum for maneuverability, but maintaining a full-length cargo box for utility.

This heritage Jeep vehicle continues to utilize its original steel body that proudly bears battle scars while components underneath have been revamped. The FC 150’s off-road prowess has been enhanced courtesy of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler chassis modified to accept a Dana 44 front axle, Dana 60 rear axle and 17-inch white steel wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires.

Inside, the FC 150 features vinyl seat covers, a custom headliner wrapped in a vintage duck hunting pattern, CB radio, analog compass and Mopar all-weather mats.

The Jeep FC 150 heritage vehicle is powered by a 4.0-liter PowerTech I-6 and is mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission.

 

General Tire Jeepspeed Series Celebrates 2014 As 2015 Season Nears

General Tire Jeepspeed Series Celebrates 2014 As 2015 Season Nears

General Tire Jeepspeed Series Celebrates 2014 As 2015 Season Nears

Orange, CA
With the 2014 General Tire Jeepspeed racing champions decided, it was time for the teams to get together for their annual awards ceremony at Moreno’s Restaurant, in Orange, California. Just l  ike the diverse Jeep and Dodge vehicles that race in the Jeepspeed series, the teams come from all different backgrounds and locations. Interestingly, both the 2014 Jeepspeed Challenge and Jeepspeed Cup Champions that were honored are named Rob, hail from Portland, Oregon and earned rookie of the year awards. Rob Seubert took his Jeep Cherokee to the Jeepspeed Challenge Championship and earned the Coan Brothers class 1700 rookie of the year award. Jeepspeed Cup Champion and Howe Performance Steering Class 3700 Rookie of the Year Rob White earned his title driving the updated Jeep Honcho that was formerly raced by Roger Mears and the legendary Mears Gang.

Jeepspeed Awards, General Tire, KMC Wheels, Premier Jeep

Taking a Championship and rookie of the year title in a single season is a huge accomplishment for both drivers and their teams. Thanks to the Coan Brothers, Howe Performance, General Tire, (every Jeep in the field rolls on General Grabbers), ATX Wheels, Currie Enterprises, King Shocks, T&J Performance, Baja Designs Lighting, Rubicon Express Suspensions, Smittybilt Off Road Products, G2 Gear & Axle and PAC Racing Springs, 2014 has been a very successful year in the Jeepspeed series. In 2015, there will be even more to celebrate.

General Tire continues their support of the Jeepspeed racing series in 2015. General Tire has agreed to a multi-year sponsorship to continue as the official tire of the Jeepspeed Desert Race Series beginning January 2015. Since 2008, General Tire has been the official tire of Jeepspeed with teams utilizing the famed GRABBER tire. The partnership has allowed Jeepspeed to offer its competitors affordable racing within the Best in the Desert (BITD) Series where budget-conscious racers can compete on the same race courses as the pros. “We’re proud to extend our sponsorship with Jeepspeed,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. “This is an action-packed, affordable race series that continues to grow each year so it’s a great partnership for us.” This year also marks General Tires 100 Year Anniversary.

General Tire

Due to strong support from sponsors, Jeepspeed racers will continue to receive special subsidized entry fees. A flat fee at each race, no matter the race distance, will be extended to every Jeepspeed entry. Champions will be decided by the best 5 results from 6 races. In addition to General Tire, KMC Wheels will become the Official Wheel of Jeepspeed; taking over from their sister brand ATX. TheWheel Pros Group has sponsored Jeepspeed for more than 10 years now. Premier Chrysler Jeep is the Official Jeep Dealer and Presenting Sponsor of the Jeepspeed Desert Racing Series’. Currie Enterprises returns as the Official Axle of Jeepspeed. King shocks are the Official Shock of Jeepspeed. G2 is the Official Gear supplier of Jeepspeed. Rubicon Express is the Official Suspension of Jeepspeed. SmittyBilt is the Official Off Road Equipment supplier of Jeepspeed. PAC Racing Springs is the Official Spring of Jeepspeed and KC HiLites is the Official Light of Jeepspeed. Jeepspeed Official Suppliers continue to be a vital part of our teams’ success and a huge asset to the Jeepspeed series. Approved supporters and product suppliers also include Rock Krawler Racing Developments, Synergy Mfg., Poly Performance and Howe Performance.

The incredible level of competitiveness seen in 2014 will also continue in 2015 as the top performing teams in 1700 will all be back to battle for the championship. They will have to contend with a new crop of young talent that will be joining the ranks in 2015 including 15 year old Cole Seiber of Parker Az., 18 year old Garret Allred of Placentia, Ca., 19 year old Kyle Geiselmann of Poway, Ca. and 20 year old ex bike racer Kevin McKeehan from Thousand Oaks, Ca. Also new for 2015 will be the 3750 class. The new 3750 Class is designed for Class 1700 entries that want to step up their game. For example, former Jeepspeed racer Mike Shaffer will be back racing a Hemi powered 1993 Grand Cherokee and Tom Barnett will be challenging the 3750 class with a dual sport Ram 1500 truck. Complete rules for all classes are specified on the Jeepspeed website at http://jeepspeed.com/  The 3 Jeepspeed classes are also open to Jeeps that compete in stock class rock racing (KOH). For example, the KMC Jeepspeed Wrangler Trophy races are a good fit for these Jeep based rigs.

The action begins at the Best In The Desert Parker 425 on February 9, 10 in Parker, Arizona. With everyone starting with a clean slate, the action will be intense. Each team will attempt to distance themselves from the rest of the field as they battle on the brutal Parker course filled with dust, rocks and silt.

Jeepspeed Sponsors

About Jeepspeed
The Jeepspeed series is a competitive, cost effective series that has pitted Jeep vehicles against each other on challenging desert courses since 2001. Unlike the more expensive spec racing classes, there is no obligation to purchase your race vehicle or parts from the series organizer. You build your own vehicle the way you like as long as it fits within the rules. Jeepspeed offers the most fun and closest racing in the desert today. Jeepspeed series is supported by General Tire, KMC Wheels,Premier Chrysler & JeepKC Hilites, Currie Enterprises, King ShocksRubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, SmittybiltPAC Racing SpringsRock Krawler Racing DevelopmentsSynergy MfgPoly Performance & Howe Performance.

About General Tire
For 100 years General Tire has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires to meet all your needs. General Tire is a proud supporter of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, Best in the Desert Racing Series, Major League Fishing, Chili Bowl, Pro-Pulling, Late-Model Dirt Series, Drag Boat Series, World Cup of Softball, American Sprint Car Series, FreestyleMx.com Tour, Zero One Odyssey, and Spec Tire of Trophylite and JeepSpeed. Team GT supports off-road and short course teams including Mikey Childress, CJ Hutchins, Doug Fortin, Harley Letner, Jim Riley, Macrae Glass, Randy Merritt, Ray Griffith, Ryan Beat, Carl Renezeder, Robby Woods and Camburg Racing.

Visit // www.generaltire.com

About KMC Wheels
KMC Wheels are like no other. For more than 30 years, KMC has been producing quality, cutting-edge designs for lifted, lowered and stock trucks and SUVS. The KMC XD Series offers hard-wearing wheels for extra duty, including specialty dually and beadlock styles.

Visit // www.kmcwheels.com

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